Shakeel is shown here with an elderly couple from Hyderabad. The woman was earning money by cleaning houses for those who are more prosperous. She has lost her cleaning jobs, though, because of fear of the Corona Virus. Her husband is in frail condition, but he gets up early every day and searches through garbage to find plastic bottles to redeem at the local shops. But with temperatures often reaching 100 degrees this time of year, even that work has been harder to do.
When Shakeel heard of their problems, he included them in a delivery of food from Reach the Nations, and he visited with them about their needs and about God's loving care for them. The woman acknowledged that they had no food in the house and wondered how they would be able to eat that day.
Keep praying for the people of Pakistan in this time of distress!
"Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’" - Deuteronomy 15:11b